Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization and Univision News will Host a Virtual Town Hall with U.S. Senators
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Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Univision News will host a virtual town hall with U.S. Senators to discuss the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic in Latino and minority communities. Hispanic Americans are significantly more likely to have experienced pay cuts and job losses stemming from the pandemic compared to other demographic groups, and the CDC has reported that current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.
Univision News Anchor Jorge Ramos will moderate the town hall with event co-hosts Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President and Sindy Benavides, LULAC CEO. They will be joined by distinguished guests Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Most panelists represent states with large minority populations that have been hit hard by the pandemic. The discussion will focus on key issues including assessing the impact of COVID-19 across states with significant Latino and minority populations, new legislation including the HEROES Act, and overcoming barriers to voting during this health and economic crisis.
LULAC and Univision News host a town hall to discuss the impact of COVID-19 across states with significant Latino and minority populations, new legislation including the HEROES Act, and addressing barriers to voting during this health and economic crisis.
The town hall will be held in English with simultaneous Spanish-language translation.
- Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President
- Sindy Benavides, LULAC National CEO
- Jorge Ramos, Univision News Anchor
- Robert Menendez, US Senator (D-NJ)
- Kamala Harris, US Senator (D-CA)
- Bernie Sanders, US Senator (I-VT)
- Cory Booker, US Senator (D-NJ)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST
For more information, please visit lulac.org. To join the conversation on social media, please use @LULAC, Facebook.com/UnivisionNoticias, @UniNoticias on Twitter and Instagram and the hashtag #AskCongress.